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NWSL allocation finally moving along

Monday was a big day for women’s soccer, at the world’s forefront and behind the scenes.

At approximately the same time Abby Wambach was waiting to eventually hear her name called as the 2012 FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year, NWSL team allocation lists were due to be submitted to the National Women’s Soccer League and U.S. Soccer, a team source disclosed.

This coincides with Wambach’s statement — the most definitive we’ve seen yet from a U.S. player — that the national team (yes, that’s plural) has decided to play in the NWSL. That may be over-speak, considering Megan Rapinoe, for example is headed to play for Lyon in France for the next six months (she wrote a farewell message on her Facebook page on Monday — and she’ll likely play the second half of the NWSL season, anyway).

Seattle Reign FC on Saturday posted on its Facebook page that allocation “will soon start.”

Here is what Wambach said on Monday prior to the FIFA Ballon d’Or Gala (start at the 2:12 mark):

Exactly when official allocation news will drop is unknown, but it should be very soon. The College Draft is 10 days out and players are scheduled to be allocated prior to that. In short, the news should be coming fast and steady over the next week.

(Hat tip to @LukeFritz64 for the video tip)


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